From the developers of Arizona Sunshine
I had big hopes for this game. I like both Kingdom Hearts and Rhythm games. As a fan of these both of these I found this game just okay.
Probably my biggest issue is that I may have overestimated Kingdom Hearts' music. They do have the Utada songs, but the majority of the music is fairly generic background music. At very few points did I find myself humming along with the music. I will compare this to Theatrhythm, where often listening to that games music will bring back a sense of nostalgia.
An additional issue I have is that they could have improved the beginning of the game. You are pretty much just dropped into the song select screen. As someone who was hoping for a type of celebration to the series the beginning left me wanting. I even restarted the game to see if I missed something. This celebration does come later with unlockables, but the intro left me wanting, and first impressions are important.
We did complete the games and are in the process of getting all the stars, though some are very tough, so the gameplay loop is good. I wouldn't recommend it if you are not a fan of both Rhythm and Kingdom Hearts games, and even then I feel this game is missing the intangibles to make it truely special. And we bought it on sale, I can't recommend it for full price.
This was and still is the GOAT. The huge open world was fascinating. The game was filled with missions and side activities. It was like SIMS on steroids with guns. NGL, I played the game mostly with cheats and it made the experience even better. The game wouldn't punish you unlike GTA 5 for using cheats. Buying property, stealing cars, destroying stuff was absolute fun. You can conquer territories for your gang and tag along 4 gang members to help you out. The campaign was long and great. Every mission was somewhat different than the last and it was an amazing experience.
The first game of Pokemon's 3D Era (along with Pokemon Y) was a much awaited title but not a flawless one.
- The graphics were amazing at the time and it exceeded fans' expectations for the first 3D Pokemon game.
- It introduced an amazing mechanic- Mega Evolution, which has been a fan-favourite now for a long time.
- The plot was innovative and elucidated much about the lore of the series to players, something which players were asking for.
- For the first time since Pokemon Gold and Silver, the series had gained a new type- the Fairy type.
- New features were added which helped a lot regarding the competitive aspect of Pokemon. (Hyper Training)
- Character Customization is a feature which was long-awaited and requested which finally got delivered in this game.
- Decent re-playability features (Battle Chateau, Kiloude City)
- The game feels rushed at certain times. The former parts of the game were well elaborated, but as you progress, things don't quite add up.
- The Mega Evolution mechanic was not used enough. It is mentioned several times throughout the story, but there are very few Pokemon who can mega evolve and even fewer trainers who use it. This causes another problem.
- The game is too easy. There is little battle challenge, if at all. The mega evolution mechanic is available to you from the 3rd Gym, however, there are no other trainers who use it until the Victory Road. Furthermore many trainers battles are a pushover to even beginners. While this game helps a lot with newer faces, it can feel like a total breeze to veterans.
To summarize, the good parts were great, but the bad parts were worse. Newer gamers will enjoy this game to the fullest, veterans may not.
This game on the whole is fun and enjoyable to play MOST of the time, however with a bit more polish from the game developers the game could become enjoyable to play ALL the time.
The main thing that is stopping this game become great is bugs and hard crashes. While the developers have started fixing these bugs and crashes, you just can't help but feel the need to save the game before you do any milestones in career mode as it "Might" just crash and lose your progress. The other annoyance is the lag and frame rate drops. When making a large scale park for a career mode challenge you see the frame rate and lag start to occur.
Some of the features of the game you can also just tell was meant to be bigger in the Theme Park, for example pricing of items is cool but meaningless, adding extras is pointless. The security cameras being able to view each singular one is a cool option, but more could have been done.
However what I do like while being challenging and slightly frustrating is making coasters, riding the coasters and rides and the DLC packs are interesting and fun, I had hours of fun making the parks to meet the challenges and now at 100% completion the replay factor is still there with playing sandbox mode making your own coasters and re-creating some of the real life rides. The workshop is also really cool where you can download other peoples creations, this makes it fun to play and add different rides from real-life parks into one park.
If the bugs, glitches and occasional crashes could be fixed, this game could become an 8/9 out of 10, and with the additional DLC being interesting this means the game has some replay-ability.
Played this recently as a couch co-op game. The humour is spot on and the gameplay and graphics holds up well. There are several instances where some jumps are hard to make due to difficult depth perception, but otherwise it was a joy to play.
Average score of 8.48? Seriously? The fact that Pokémon Sword and Shield got a higher score than this game is just downright insulting. The setting is beautiful, the characters are awesome, the story is compelling, and the gameplay is amazing.
This game was one of the best games of the 3D Pokemon era. Although its the one I grew up with and first played, so I may be a bit biased...😅
- It had good graphics (for the time and console)
- It really improved on Pokemon X and Y's system and feels like a successor to it.
- It popularized the Mega Evolution mechanic
- It had the same amazing story from the original Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire, but with modern tweaks and improvements too.
- It also incorporated parts of Pokemon Emerald's story too with an incredible post-game.
- The amount of Pokemon to catch after the climax of the game is absurd! Especially the legendaries and mythicals.
- Great variety of traversal options in-game.
- Superb re-playability features (Battle Resort, Eon Flute, DexNav)
- The game can pressure the player to grind a lot of the times.
- Some fan-favourite features from the original were not in the game (Battle Frontier).
- The difficulty of the game, while not as easy as Pokemon X and Y, is still a bit too unchallenging for veterans.
However, this game was one of the many favourite games of 2000s & 2010s kids and still holds a place in their hearts. It is an absolute necessity for Poke-fans to own.
final fantasy 7 remake brings a new life from a classic work and welcomes new and old players into midgar that has never look so GOOD and stands on it's own in the RPG genre
This is a masterpiece! Fear 2 will give you so much of adrenaline rush and horror that you'll become a fan of it. Story and gameplay both are excellent. Considering this game was launched in 2009, graphics are also awesome. We need more games like this, tired of playing 'cod' and 'battlefield' now. Definitely play this as your next game!
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